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Sep 17, 2010 7:00pm PDT
, and thanks for joining us. susie gharib is off tonight. i'm joined by my colleague suzanne pratt. gold prices have never been this high, suzanne, topping $1,277 an ounce in today's trading. >> suzanne: tom, gold's not the only metal shining on wall street. silver is at a 30-year high, closing at $20.82 an ounce. >> tom: been quite some rally, but the high prices metals are getting aren't scaring off buyers. as scott gurvey reports, the big rally in metals is expected to continue. >> reporter: five records in six weeks. it seems all that glitters on the futures exchanges are contracts in gold. analysts at goldman sachs, the royal bank of scotland and deutsche bank all published research notes making the case for the yellow metal today. analyst jim steel at h.s.b.c. says there are many reasons to expect the trend to continue. >> we still have a lot of financial market fragility, a lot of uncertainty about the economy going forward. we've had the reintroduction of quantitative easing, and we've also had a lot of volatility in the currency markets. when you combine all those things,
PBS
Sep 18, 2010 6:30am PDT
elite don't get us, they call us wacky, they call us wing nuts, we call us "we the people." gwen: defeated republicans like delaware's mike castronevesle, bob bennett and murkowski are trying to figure out what happened. and also arlen specter and struggling incumbents like ohio governor ted strickland and president obama himself who knows he must convince voters the economy can improve. >> we stop the bleeding, stabilize the economy but the fact of the matter is the pace of improvement is not where it needs to be. and the hole we had dug ourselfs in was enormous. gwen: the scary truth appears to be rattled voters appear to lash out at lots of people for lots of reasons. let's go through some of the reasons here, panel. starting with you, john. >> the economy. i'll take the easiest, biggest target, the economy is bad and affecting people in their lives and if it's not affecting them it's affecting somebody in their lives and everybody is anxious. in this time of anxiety they turn to washington and see people they dislike, distrust and are just bafoons. and the numbers for congres
PBS
Sep 18, 2010 12:00am PDT
out by using your imagination. and for an appelate judge that's important. because when you're in that room, as you are, and writing and reading, what you are goinging to write is going to affect other people. so it's very important to have the imagination to try to understand how your opinions and your decisions will affect the lives of others. >> rose: why are things that you read like literature important to a judge? >> i told a group of undergraduates here in new york a few weeks ago when i was asked that question. and i said it's like knowing a foreign language or reading a novel. we only have one life. and we only really know our own. but by reading novels and by reading what other people have written about life, and about different ways of living, you can lead more lives than your own. and you can understand how people could have lived a quite different life. and that's a wonderful privilege to be able to do that as well as i think a necessity for someone whose's goinging to affect the lives of other people. >> rose: does it help you understand the law. >> help you understand th
PBS
Sep 18, 2010 7:00am PDT
commission. what you may or may not know is there's a very complicated system used to regulate pipelines. normally the federal government would have jurisdiction. but in this case, they've ceded that authority to the state. i didn't realize until this week that the state of california has nine pipeline inspectors. nine for 100,000 miles of gas mains here in california. >> wow. >> one of the questions was, why -- the public utilities commission in california gave approval for a rate hike to pay for repairs along this pipeline and yet, they decided not to do the repair. and chris johns, the president of pg&e this week said sometimes we think we need to do one repair but then something more important comes up so we move it down the priority list which begs the question. what could have been more important than this? >> i think that's unfair to the utility. i don't wish to be an apologist, however, that is the way rate making works. the utility comes in every so many years and says here are the projects we need to do. i've been through a lot of documents this week. believe me, it's
PBS
Sep 17, 2010 6:00pm PDT
, count us out. >> woodruff: the consumer protection bureau's first task will be a forum on mortgage disclosures next tuesday. for a closer look at elizabeth warren and the new agency she is to get up and running, we turn to two people who have followed developments closely: bert ely is a banking industry consultant who heads his own firm in northern virginia; and lynn stout is professor of corporate and securities law at the university of california, los angeles. thank you batt for being with us. lynn stout i'm going to start with you, we are just heard two voices critical of elizabeth warren, why do you think she is the right person for this job? >> she's very clearly the right person for the job because she thought up the job. elizabeth warren has been tracking problems with consumer protection in borrowing practices for many years. she's one of the first people to identify that this was a cause of personal bankruptcies and that people were gettinging into trouble unnecessarily and through fraudulent and predatory practices. and indeed the entire agency is her idea. she really is
PBS
Sep 18, 2010 7:30am PDT
universities are using these phds as contract employees, these women have a lot of guts but if you look at the fields they are in and i want them to keep pushing because they have broken one barrier, now we've got to break the barriers across the board for phds not only in pushing in other areas, in other fields besides the ones where we beer beginning. >> not only women are they competing against men, they're also competing on a global scale as well. the number of jobs and phds in stem areas, science, technology, engineering, math we are falling behind from foreign pet terse in these areas. we need to boost our workforce overall. i saw a study by the american association of university women that came out this year, that talked about the despair tee between women, why aren't there more women in these fields of studies. still stems back to the gender disparities and stereotype beginning in elementary and middle school. they said, this was combination of several studies looking at the various factors. they showed where teachers and parents got involved and encouraged girls and told them, you
PBS
Sep 17, 2010 5:30pm PDT
reports comes from one of the areas hardest hit. >> the families that used to live here had homes, lively goods, and a community. it was all swept away. it is an indication of how desperate people are here that every time we saw a car here, there were surrounded by people affected by the floods. weeks after the disaster struck here, most are dependent on handouts and have no means of helping themselves. >> at least someone got something. by the government. with the local officials. that is what i can honestly tell you, nobody has died of starvation. >> but it is not all going to be as smooth as the government says. there is not enough aid to go around. this area as soon descend into chaos. frustrated flood victims tired of waiting for food take matters into their own hands, as dozens stormed the aid trucks. the situation becomes more dangerous as authorities try to get the vehicle away from the crowd. in an extraordinary scene, the truck drives away, filled with people still clinging on trying to get rations. it has illustrated the pitiful plight of some many across the nation. bb
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